Slam by HORNBY NICKSlam by HORNBY NICK

Slam

byHORNBY NICK

Hardcover | June 4, 2009

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Just when everything is coming together for Sam, his girlfriend Alicia drops a bombshell. Make that ex-girlfriend?because by the time she tells him she's pregnant, they?ve already called it quits. Sam does "not" want to be a teenage dad.

There's only one person Sam can turn to?his hero, skating legend Tony Hawk. Sam believes the answers to life's hurdles can be found in Hawk's autobiography. But even Tony Hawk isn?t offering answers this time?or is he? In this wonderfully witty, poignant story about a teenage boy unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood, it's up to Sam to make the right decisions so the bad things that "could" happen, well, don?t.

Nick Hornby is a freelance journalist and writer who writes about the young generation . His novels High Fidelity and Fever Pitch are written on the topic of obsession. Full of humor and examples of British culture, these books have been noted for defining the generation that grew up in 1960s England. In High Fidelity, the main charact...
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Title:SlamFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.3 × 5.55 × 1.1 inPublished:June 4, 2009Publisher:Penguin UK JuvenileLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399250484

ISBN - 13:9780399250484

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stupid... Sure the concept was good but it wasn't all that well executed...
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! The story of a boy who is the son of two teenage parents who becomes a teenage parent himself. Smart, witty, and sure to make you laugh. Hornby does a great job at telling this boy story.
Date published: 2010-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Baby, baby Sam's life is finally coming together; grades are good, Mom's got a new guy, he dumped his girlfriend, so now he can focus on skating again. But life is never good for long, as Sam learns when his ex arrives with the news she's pregnant. I've never read a teen pregnancy book from the guy's point of view, and I liked most of Hornby's take on it (there was some weird stuff i could have done without, but meh). Hornby's Sam was honest, scared, excited and lost. It skims over a lot of the details of teen pregnancy, but does deal well with Sam's emotions. Overall, a great read.
Date published: 2009-03-01